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There is a major trigger in this chapter: Suicidal thoughts
I’ve gotten a few private messages on my twitter from fellow readers asking for this: I wrote it..and deleted it…and rewrote it… and deleted it… and it was a neverending cycle.
Anyways, here you go.
One Month Later: Los Angeles
“So… how has it been going?” Kathy asked, twirling her pen in her hand as she watched the blonde continue to look at the floor.
“Same as last week,” Tina muttered, not looking up from the ground.
Kathy stared at the former FBI profiler, “let’s start from the beginning, mhm?”
Tina just barely removed her glare from the speck in the carpet towards her therapist, “like the very beginning? You know all that shit.”
Kathy ignored the lash out, “no…let’s discuss Will. Tell me about his funeral?”
Tina swallowed hard as she tightened her grip on her encased hands, “bad.”
“Bad?” Kathy asked, “how was it bad?”
Tina looked off into the distance as the memory replayed in her head….
One Month Before: Washington D.C.
“Tee?” Bette gently asked, putting her hand on the shoulder of the blonde. “We have to get going soon. The car is here.”
Tina barely acknowledged the brunette as she stared at a picture of her former work partner on his old desk. “I don’t know if I can do it,” she whispered to herself.
Bette bit her lower lip, briefly looking over to a concerned Delia, “sure you can.”
Tina stared blankly, turning around to look into the dark familiar mocha eyes, “I-…”
Bette wrapped an arm around the stoic blonde and led her towards the elevator, “the funeral is only for an hour.”
Tina stared blankly in front of her, watching the BAU office escape as the elevator door shut. She knew it was the last time she would be there.
Bette looked over at Delia who was biting her lower lip. Still keeping her arm wrapped around the blonde, she leaned over to the agent, “I’m worried.”
“Me too,” Delia whispered, knowing that Tina hasn’t told Bette what she was like previously. Last time, AJ was just hurt. This time? This time 1 person hurt; 3 people dead. There was no coming back from that.